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Old 10-18-2004, 08:47 AM   #1
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Need BBQ Help....

So a little while ago we went to BBQ and the flame was behind and under the BBQ where the hoses go into it......if you can picture this...I wish I could draw a picture. Anyways, half the heat was outside and not where I wanted to cook. So my question is, Are the hose clamps loose, or do I need to replace the damn thing. I sure wnat a good steak tonight but Im scared to use the thing. The flame ends up being a little too close to the propane tank for my liking.....any thoughts????

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Old 10-18-2004, 10:31 AM   #2
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I am not sure if I am picturing this correctly, but it does not sound like something I would want to take a chance with. I would disconnect all the hoses and reconnect them then test for leaks with a soap and water solution. Mix up some dish soap and water and paint it on all the hoses and connections, then turn on the gas and look for bubbles. If you see bubbles then turn off the gas because you have a leak. You could even try doing this without the disconnection and reconnecting step.
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Old 10-18-2004, 10:45 AM   #3
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yeah, this sounds scary. be careful.
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Old 10-18-2004, 01:00 PM   #4
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you know that is just one great idea...the soap solution...how long do you think it will take to freeze...hmmmm....dnag ...I think Im passing on the BBQ tonight...will have to pull ol' George out of the cubboard.... :(
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Old 10-18-2004, 01:21 PM   #5
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LOL! Tanis...shoot the BBQ. First the truck...now the BBQ! The soap solution would definitely freeze in this weather. I think you could try taking everything out and starting again.

If I hear a BOOM to the south I will send help. Take care and use George til it is fixed.
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Old 10-18-2004, 01:29 PM   #6
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Not that I would advocate wasting good booze like this, but maybe instead of water and soap you could use vodka and soap. The water/soap thing probably wouldn't have time to freeze anyway as it only takes a second or two to see if there is a leak. Better to be safe than sorry though. George F will not blow up on you :)
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GACK!!!!!!!!!! Waste alcohol....you should be shot...lmao....ok ALix when you hear the bang you better start running....oh did I mention Im just gonna let DH do it!!! heheheh (evil laugh)
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Old 10-19-2004, 06:38 AM   #8
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I can think of three things. The obvious one is a leak, but I don't think that's it.

The second is a clogged venturi tube. It's where the gas and air mix before going into the burner. Sometimes a spider or bee will build a nest in the tube and this causes a backfire situation.

The third is too much air. Too much air causes the fire to burn back to where the gas jet is. This means, the air valve is open too far. You need to close it down a bit.
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Old 10-20-2004, 11:18 PM   #9
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Use a Webber Charcoal Coverd Kettle No explosions and better flavor.

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